Supply Chain Manager's Problem-Solver: Maximizing the Value of Collaboration and Technology

Supply Chain Manager's Problem-Solver: Maximizing the Value of Collaboration and Technology

by Charles C. Poirier, Poirier C. Poirier
     
 

The true promise and benefits of Supply Chain Management elude many organizations. Cultural limitations, a narrow view of the opportunities offered by and the need to access external resources juxtaposed with a lack of understanding of how technology can enhance business processes create resistance. This book explores the benefits of a full network approach and

Overview

The true promise and benefits of Supply Chain Management elude many organizations. Cultural limitations, a narrow view of the opportunities offered by and the need to access external resources juxtaposed with a lack of understanding of how technology can enhance business processes create resistance. This book explores the benefits of a full network approach and illustrates specific actions that lead to success. The author uses case studies to validate the concepts and solutions, provides an easy to understand and apply methodology for getting to higher levels of progress, and explores areas of potential technology application that often get overlooked. Details the barriers common to most supply chain efforts Demonstrates how to overcome pitfalls via cases, action studies, and analysis Describes how to get immediate results by using a special application methodology Uses a new customer/consumer-oriented metric to drive the collaboration effort and ensure results Explores seeking and applying best practice information from outside of an organization' Covers using SCM to generate new revenue and create value network innovation-as opposed to just cutting costs Explains how the value network can work together to achieve total customer satisfaction driven by collaborative data Includes how to collaborate with key suppliers to find the next level of savings that will benefit the buyer and seller

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The authors present a management-advice text on developing supply chain collaboration and on the science of using technology to enable resulting systems. Examples of common mistakes and strategies to avoid them are presented. Case studies of collaboration and use of the Internet are highlighted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574443356
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Resource Management Series , #25
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.77(d)

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